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    obsolete application driver (Win XP sp1)

    I just upgraded from win 98 se and have been working through the changes. I continually receive a message that cd recording software drivers are obsolete and won't be loaded. Not a problem because I uninstalled the application - Easy CD Creator 4.5 by Roxio - before upgrading to XP and have decided on another application to burn cd's. I found the driver in c:windowssystem32drivers. I need some advice as to what I should do with this driver - is it safe to just delete it?

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    Re: obsolete application driver (Win XP sp1)

    If the driver is not being used and has been replaced by newer software, then you should be able to delete it.

    However, this is a minor example of why it is always better to do a fresh install. When you upgrade from an earlier version of Windows, all sorts of wierd things like this happen, and will continue to happen. If you want a stable version of XP on your computer, you would be better off to take the time to do a completely fresh install.

    Good Luck.

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    Re: obsolete application driver (Win XP sp1)

    I'd have to respectfully disagree with Bob on one point: I'd leave the thing alone. Housecleaning on that level of detail isn't going to be time effective, but if you're determined, move the file to a different location. That way, if something does go awry, you can get back to where you started. In general, cleaning out the Windows system directories is a bad idea because you just never know what dependencies there may be on a given file, and what the ramifications of deleting/moving those items are. That said, tinkering is also the best way to learn, just be prepared for the fact that you could wind up with a <img src=/S/hosed.gif border=0 alt=hosed width=73 height=24> system.

    When does this message you are receiving appear, and what is the exact text? Chances are that you have something loading at startup, such as the Roxio tray icon or DirectCD, and XP smacks down the drivers that they try to load. From the way you are describing it, deleting the driver wouldn't get rid of the message, it would likely create another one along the lines of "file not found."
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    Re: obsolete application driver (Win XP sp1)

    I fully agree with Mark. If you want to use your program, it is better to update it:

    for Roxio Easy CD Creator, http://www.roxio.com/en/support/roxio_supp...e_updates.jhtml
    for Ahead Nero, http://www.nero.com/en/index.html#download
    and so on.

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    Re: obsolete application driver (Win XP sp1)

    Thanks to all who replied. Your advice makes sense so I've decided that it would be better to do a clean install and be done with it.

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